Dr. Karen Bradley graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 1996. Early in her career she worked companion animal relief and emergency medicine in the Atlanta area before relocating to Vermont. There she joined Onion River Animal Hospital in 2000, becoming a partner in 2003 and to this day, co-owns the clinic with 2 other female veterinarians practicing small animal medicine and surgery. She became involved in organized veterinary medicine initially in the Vermont Veterinary Medical Association (VVMA):
The VVMA elected her to the AVMA House of Delegates (HOD):
Also at the AVMA, she chaired the Governance Engagement team (GET) 2013-2014.
Karen helped found the not-for-profit Women’s Veterinary Leadership Development Initiative (WVLDI) with an advisory board of dedicated individuals:
Dr. Bradley is a veterinarian dedicated to her community and has volunteered at:Central Vermont Humane Society, Montpelier, VT
Various Career Fair/Vermont VMA and Onion River Animal Hospital Tables/Booths at Events and Classroom Presentations on Veterinary Medicine throughout Central Vermont
Karen is passionate about encouraging leadership in her fellow veterinarians and was a co-author for the JAVMA commentary, "A Renewed Call for Veterinary Leaders" (Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, September 15, 2015, Vol. 247, No. 6, Pages 592-594, doi: 10.2460/javma.247.6.592).
Her leadership objective is to serve the members of her professional organizations, as a forward-thinking and strategic leader and to mentor and encourage other veterinarians to actively engage, participate, and become leaders in our veterinary associations and communities at large.